bytemesis (4264) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from LambicSender, 2012 vintage. Pours deep opaque black with a large creamy brown head, dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasty, a touch of wood smoke, chocolate, just a faint whiff of chili. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, very light smoke. Roasty and chocolate, some ashtray, coffee grounds, chili pepper present but more from a burn than a lot of flavor. As you drink the pepper builds up to a pleasant lingering heat in the throat. Full body, quite creamy in the mouth. This is a solid porter. Not sure why that little bit of pepper burn slides this to an SHV, but whatever. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! Go Mikkeller.
GnarlyGnome (756) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of nice dark roasty and chocolaty flavors with a nice big spicy and smoky pepper flavor that dominates the finish. Lovely.
BeerandBlues2 (10608) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Secret Santa Winter 2014. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with spare lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt, earthy hops, prunes and smoky chipotle peppers. Flavor is dark and lightly bitter roast malt, smoky chipotle peppers, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
PawelD (309) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Butelka 0,33. W aromacie kawa, czekolada, lukrecja. Kolor pitch black, beżowa drobna piana, trochę się dziurawi ale zostaje do końca. Piwo bardzo rozgrzewające a jednocześnie wodniste, w smaku czekoladowe, minimalnie kawowe, pikantność papryczek na średnim poziomie, ale ładnie współgra z finiszem, delikatnie piekąc w podniebienie. Bardzo dobre i o dziwo pijalne mimo pikanterii.
profXpat (12) - ITALY - MAR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick, chocolate smoke coffee ginger pepper spice. Sipping beer worth contemplating. The spiciness builds up over time.
Martinus (3570) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of liquorice root, roasted malts, light bell pepper. Coffee flavour, soy sauce, light chili heat. Light to medium body. Finish coffee, light lingering chili.
(from 33cL bottle @ home)
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle (330ml)] Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a large semi-lasting frothy beige head and a good amount of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, chocolate, hops, alcohol, some smoke and spices. Flavour of roasted malt and wood first followed by chocolate, spices, smoke, hops and a long woody finish. Medium bodied. I liked it, it didn’t blow me away but it’s a pretty good beer.
markextrae (1894) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared bottle with a collegue, 33cl new batch, deep dark brown colour with a tanned head. cacao, dark bitter chocolate, dark roasted malts, chilli heat, smoke hints, espresso, chili finish but not overwelming. nice base beer. but the BA versions are better as expected
Berard (429) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with thin white head that clings to the edges. Coffee aroma over mild carbonation. It's mostly a coffee flavor with a hint of heat. Nice thick mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jeremyh70 (864) - Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black with a minimal khaki head and good lacing. Aroma is savory with soy sauce, some ginger, smoke and pepper. Taste has a hint of cocoa, roasted malt, smoke and some pepper flavor and heat. Medium/full bodied with medium carbonation.